Lake District

Daffodils at Dora's Field in Rydal in the Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

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Coronavirus update 

From end of Tuesday 24 March, we closed all our car parks to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. This followed the decision to close our parks and gardens in addition to our houses, shops and cafes. We urge people to stay local and observe social distancing. Please do not travel.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt through daffodils

Spring in the Lake District 

We've a lot to celebrate in 2020. A big birthday for famous poet William Wordsworth and an anniversary of National Trust co-founder Canon Rawnsley. So we open our doors in spring with new exhibitions to celebrate these people - they have inspired us and so many others.

Child enjoying the river in the Lake District

We've secured £1.7million for Derwent and Ullswater rivers 

The National Trust has secured a £1.7million Water Environment Grant to restore two river catchments in the Lake District for the benefit of people, wildlife and rivers.

Looking after the Lakes

A view over two lakes

The 13 valleys of the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lakes is home to 13 valleys. Read about the history of each of them, and how they make up the World Heritage Site.